Books at Hastings are organized by call number. Most of the Chinese Law books are on the 5th floor in the KNN & KNQ call number range.
If you find a book that looks interesting and you are not on campus, locate the book in our library catalog, then click on the book title, and then scroll to the bottom of the screen to virtually browse the titles nearby on the shelf.. Of course, if you are on campus, browsing the shelves is a great way to find relevant books.
For a wider selection of available books, search to see if other libraries have books you can borrow through Inter-Library Loan (ILL). If the book you want is not in the Hastings Library, or you would like to locate other books on your topic, use WorldCat, a database containing information about books from most of the libraries in the English-speaking world. Once you find a book, select "Request Item Through Interlibrary Loan" to borrow the book.
Locate the Journals Hastings Subscribes to in Print and Online:
Articles in Lexis, Westlaw, LSN & HeinOnline:
Sometimes law review articles can be one of the best places to find current research on your topic. Good sources for law journal articles include:
Although there is a lot of overlap on Lexis and Westlaw, you will find some articles unique to one database or the other. By searching both Lexis and Westlaw you will cover most of the law review articles written since the mid- 1990s. If you have a citation to an law review article that is not on Westlaw or Lexis (and is older than the last year or two), you will probably be able to print a PDF version of the article from HeinOnline . For working papers, unpublished research, and recently published articles the Legal Scholarship Network is a good resource.
HeinOnline includes full-text journals such as:
Legal Scholarship Network includes e-journals such as:
Other Chinese Law Journals:
Search Legal Periodical Indexes:
If you are having difficulty finding relevant articles, you can search the following periodical indexes. These searches are only for the title or abstract of the article, these are NOT FULL-TEXT searches.
Advantages to Index Searching:
Disadvantages to Index Searching:
Once you find a citation to an article, search for the full-text in the Hastings Law Library's e-journal finder. You can also search for the journal title in the Library Catalog, Lexis, Westlaw, or HeinOnline.
San Francisco Public Libray:
If an article you have found is not in one of the online resources at Hastings, you may want to search the online databases collection at the San Francisco Public Library. Any resident of California may apply for a SFPL Library card to get online full-text access.
You can search a large number of law and social science journals using Google Scholar . Oftentimes, you can get access to the full-text, but not always.